Claiborne Campbell Polhill and Pierre Dupuy Moses met in Spanish class at the College of Charleston. The two became close friends after they were paired up as partners in class and started dating later that year. Claiborne and Pierre quickly discovered that they both had a love of sushi, and their first date conveniently landed at a sushi bar one afternoon after class.

In November 2012, Pierre surprised Claiborne with a sweet, romantic proposal. He was waiting on the Magnolia Bridge over Bayou St. John along with their dog, Tally. Pierre asked Claiborne for her hand in marriage and she excitedly said, “Yes!” The two went for a stroll around the bayou and then continued to dinner at Sylvain to celebrate the beginning of their new life together.

After their wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, Claiborne and Pierre honeymooned in Costa Rica for 10 days. The newlyweds wanted a trip where they could have a mixture of adventure and relaxation, and this fulfilled both of those dreams. The two began the honeymoon by white water rafting to a remote lodge on the Pacuare River and stayed in a treetop bungalow. The two continued to Arenal and eventually ended the trip on the Pacific coast near Santa Teresa beach.

Claiborne and Pierre live in New Orleans near Bayou St. John, where Claiborne is a teacher at Metairie Park Country Day School and Pierre is an aspiring MBA candidate at Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business.

Bride: Claiborne Campbell Polhill
Groom: Pierre Dupuy Moses
Bride’s Parents: Alexandra and Mark Polhill
Groom’s Parents: Marigny Dupuy and Michael and Kathy Moses
Date of Wedding: April 12, 2014
Ceremony Location: Old Wide Awake Park, Charleston, South Carolina
Reception Location: Old Wide Awake Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina
Coordinator: Heather Barrie and Mary Ruth Tribble with Gathering Floral + Event Design, Charleston, South Carolina
Celebrant: Major General Nathaniel Heyward Robb (Claiborne’s Uncle)
Ceremony Music: Classical Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
Wedding Gown: Callie Tein, Modern Trousseau in Charleston, South Carolina
Maid of Honor: Alexandra Polhill
Bridesmaids: Carly Pearson, Kate Hanson, Elizabeth Rippey, Elizabeth Law Slagsvol, Michele Carucci, Baylor Young, Jonte Duplantier and Candice Pennefather Moses
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: “Aidan” by Jenny Yoo from Wedding Belles, New Orleans
Groom’s Attire: “Ludlow” by J.Crew with a bowtie from Dcoybrand
Best Man: Nick Moses
Groomsmen: Cameron Duplantier, Hunter Duplantier, Abhishek Bhansali, William Hines, Coleman Hardie, Brendan Connick, Stephen Beahm and Brooks Zimmerman
Groomsmen’s Attire: “Ludlow” by J.Crew with neckties from Dcoybrand
Rings: Larry Berger
Florist: Gathering Floral + Event Design, Charleston, South Carolina
Favor: Photo Booth pictures, Charleston, South Carolina
Invitation: Ross Printing, Charleston, South Carolina; Robert Guthrie, New Orleans, created the save the dates and maps before he passed away February 2014.
Caterer: Gourmet Bay, Charleston, South Carolina
Wedding Cake: Charleston Bakery, Charleston, South Carolina
Photographer: Shannon Michele Photography, Charleston, South Carolina
Videographer: Life in Rewind, Charleston, South Carolina
Hair and Makeup: Stella Nova, Charleston, South Carolina
Music: Soul Function Band, Hilton Head, South Carolina